Phedely Ariste Associate

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2020 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0058 Ext 50058

Fax: +1 613-563-9869


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Phedely Ariste

Phedely is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office.

Fully bilingual, Phedely represents individuals, professionals, public entities, not-for-profit organizations and private companies in both English and French. His legal practice focuses on civil litigation, medical malpractice, professional liability and administrative law. His practice also includes general commercial disputes, constitutional law, sports law matters and government affairs.

Phedely received his law degree from the University of Ottawa, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his degree in the dual Juris Doctor and Political Science program. He was a member of the Dean's Honour List for academic excellence and he was the graduating recipient of the Common Law Section Dean's Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the law school community.

In his constitutional law practice, Phedely advises clients on issues related to the division of powers and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Phedely also has proven experience in the political and public policy arena. As a part of his practice, he advises and assists clients with government relations matters and regulatory issues. His background also includes working on Parliament Hill for the Independent Senators Group, where he regularly drafted legislative briefing notes for senators, performed strategic review of various bills and reports tabled before Parliament, and provided counsel to senators on a wide range of issues.

Throughout his studies, Phedely held a number of positions, including working as a senior editor of the Ottawa Law Review, a teaching assistant in both Constitutional Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a research assistant to the vice-dean, whose research focused on public law and administrative law. He was also selected to complete a legal internship at a full-service community legal clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. While in law school, he competed in the Charles Rousseau Moot Court Competition in Public International Law in France.

Phedely is an active member of the community and remains highly involved in various mentorship programs. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Parliamentary Centre and the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. In recent years, he has volunteered with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and several local not-for-profit organizations.

Phedely serves his clients in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2019

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, BScSoc (Hons.), Political Science (magna cum laude)
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD (magna cum laude)
    • Rankings & Awards
      Common Law Section Dean's Award
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      Dean's Honour List
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
      Dean's Honour List
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      Dean's Honour List
    • Rankings & Awards
      Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility Course Prize (Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP)


  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Carleton County Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
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